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Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla will bring out a new version of its Powerwall home energy storage battery system this summer. While "step changes" can be expected, he declined to elaborate on the new product.
The first phase of the new plant will make multicrystalline silicon ingots and wafers, and the second phase n-type mono for MegaCell's bi-facial cells.
Sunpower has introduced a new PV module series based upon a novel interconnection technology, as well as warning of a fall in revenues and a loss in 2016 as it plows more projects into its yieldco.
This new world record for a multi c-Si cell beats Trina's previous record of 20.78%. Trina says that the processes used can be easily integrated into mass production.
The power electronics firm notes that cost reductions have out-paced the fall in selling prices. During the most recent quarter SolarEdge rolled out its HD Wave, which features a novel inverter architecture.
GTM Research predicts that integrated smart and AC modules will not only benefit from growth in the larger module-level power electronics market, but will gain a larger share of that market over the next five years.
Customer trials have yielded PERC PV cells with an average 19% efficiency on industrial lines. 1366 says its cast wafers can be produced at half the cost of conventional processes.
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